Your washing machine breaks right before a tummy bug runs through all your children. In the midst of pukes, you discover how to fix the machine yourself (using a car jack, among other things) …if you order a necessary part now, it will arrive in five days.
(A) freak out, rent a truck so you can buy a washing machine and bring it home NOW,
(B) calmly order the part and start washing stuff in the tub. Feel serene resignation at the rising nausea which indicates you have probably fallen victim to the bug.